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Help to Set Shahidul Alam Free!

On the evening of August 5, 2018, esteemed photographer and founder of the Drik Photo Agency, the Pathshala South Asia Media Institute and the Chobimela International Festival of Photography, Shahidul Alam, was seized by about 20 plainclothes policemen from his home in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He was arrested under the controversial Section 57 of the Bangladeshi [...]

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DocuFest Africa: The Exhibition

In May 2018 Robyn Keet, our picture library manager at the time, teamed up with the PhotoZA Gallery in Rosebank Mall, Rosebank, Johannesburg, to create an exhibition of photography that covered the apartheid period in South Africa from the 1950s to the 1980s. DocuFest Africa: The Exhibition, showcased at times rare and unusual images of [...]

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In Honour of David Goldblatt

David Goldblatt passed away of cancer on June 25, 2018. I only ever met him in person once. He was presenting at the Photo Encounters Festival at the Market Photo Workshop in Johannesburg in the early 2000s. I happened to be there, invited by Peter McKenzie who had a hand in organising the event. As [...]

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A good friend of Africa Media Online, Peter Krogh, has recently launched an excellent book called “Digitizing Your Photos with Your Camera and Lightroom“. Peter is a master of digital workflow and many of us have benefitted over the years from his input on Africa Media Online’s Digital Campus training. He was also a major [...]

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Hamba Kahle Peter McKenzie

Veteran documentary photographer, Peter McKenzie, passed away on Tuesday morning October 10, 2017 after a long fight with cancer. I first met Peter in Mozambique in 2004 at the Foto Festa put on by the Associação Moçambicana de Fotografia. Cedric Nunn had invited me to join him and Peter on the trip. Peter was there [...]

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This past Saturday I spent a day at the Durban Art Gallery conducting tours of the World Press Photo Exhibition 2017. Participants included members of various camera clubs in the wider Durban area and professional commercial and documentary photographers. The Exhibition was opened last week and is expected to remain in place until at least [...]

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This is an interview conducted by Africa Media Online’s Robyn Keet with Femke Van Der Valk former head of exhibitions at World Press Photo and David Larsen, Managing Director of Africa Media Online who speak about the importance of the World Press Photo Exhibition 2017 at the Hilton Arts Festival. DLA_20170915_6499_720p from Africa Media Online [...]

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The World Press Photo Exhibition 2017 was opened at the Hilton Arts Festival last week. This was the gist of the address I gave at the opening which may give some insight into why I believe that the World Press Photo Exhibition is helpful to us in South Africa at this time to strengthen our [...]

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We are thrilled to have nine of South Africa’s most talented photographers and curators presenting at the second edition of DocuFest Africa at the Hilton Arts Festival from September 15-17, 2017. DocuFest Africa is a visual storytelling festival presenting to the public important African documentary projects and the curation of significant African archives. It is being [...]

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We are thrilled to announce that from September 15-17, 2017 Africa Media Online will be playing host to the World Press Photo Exhibition 2017 at the Hilton Arts Festival, the first time in many years that the Exhibition will be presented in KwaZulu-Natal and the first time at the province’s foremost arts festival. World Press [...]

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